Human Rights

Space Diplomacy and Humanitarian Intervention: the case of Ukraine and beyond

Since Russia began its full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24, data from a wide array of government and commercial space assets has helped the general public understand the trajectory of the war in a transformative way. For diplomats and aid workers, the growing availability of data from multispectral satellite-based imagers has helped drive diplomatic strategies to support Ukrainian sovereignty, while providing the capability to develop effective strategies to deliver aid to Ukrainian citizens in need.

Russia's Invasion of Ukraine from Orbit: The Role of Space Diplomacy in Modern Conflict - A Space Diplomacy Lab Discussion with Professor Frans von der Dunk

Please join the Space Diplomacy Lab of the Duke University Center for International and Global Studies/Rethinking Diplomacy Program, for a timely discussion with Professor Frans von der Dunk, Harvey and Susan Perlman Alumni and Othmer Professor of Space Law at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln on Friday April 8, 2022.

Policy Perspectives: Building Climate-Resilient Infrastructure at Home and Abroad

As climate change accelerates, its harmful consequences will only continue to increase and intensify. We can expect extreme weather events (like droughts, flooding, hurricanes, and wildfires), as well as chronic, dispersed threats (including sea level rise, air quality, food insecurity, and loss of natural ecosystems and wildlife). Enhancing the ways in which our social and ecological systems can withstand, respond to, and recover from these stresses and shocks is critical.

FIRG Seminar with Eli Hurvitz: "A Startup Nation Prepared: The Role of Catalytic Philanthropy in Israel's Quest for Excellence"

Israel experienced a sharp decline in the number of its high achievers in mathematics in high schools between 2006 and 2012. The steep falloff placed the "start-up nation" at risk and was cause for public alarm. This talk tells the story of how Israel awoke to this trouble and articulates the strategy that enabled it to reverse and restore its performance. The talk will emphasize the role played within this strategy by catalytic philanthropy.

RESPONSE-ABILITY: Anthropology and Activism, A conversation with Cultural Anthropology faculty and graduate students on political commit/meants

Cultural Anthropology presents

RESPONSE-ABILITY: Anthropology and Activism
A conversation with Cultural Anthropology faculty and graduate students on political commit/meants

Featuring Cultural Anthropology professors Christine Folch, Anne-Maria Makhulu, and Ralph Litzinger, and graduate students Naledi Yaziyo, Joe Hiller, and Hannah Borenstein

Monday, November 8, 2021


In person
Friedl Building, Room 225